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good morning, america. breaking overnight, deadly storms. high winds and heavy rains batter the northeast. cars submerged. roads washed away. homes destroyed. >> it's a shame. >> rescuers taking to boats. our weather team is tracking this storm. final push. the candidates campaigning hard in battleground states. but with polls showing him trailing hillary clinton, donald trump now talking like we've never heard before. >> win, lose or draw, i will be happy with myself. >> will his own gettysburg address today sway voters? cyberattack. hundreds of popular websites like twitter, spotify and netflix left in the dark. outages hitting across the country. how common household items you may have in your home were used to launch their attack.
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and sidelined. giants placekicker josh brown facing more fallout over the documents showing he repeatedly abused his wife. the nfl now re-evaluating his case. the law enforcement office taking them to task. >> their mistake was trying to lay it off on the sheriff's office. >> will brown ever play as a giant again? and good saturday morning, everyone. dan is off. it is great to have tom llamas beside me, so, tom, you've been on the campaign trail for the last year and a half and give you a day off there and ask you to come in studio. >> i jumped right off the campaign plane and ended right here. >> glad to have you here. >> happy to go here. the path to the white house is getting tougher and tougher for donald trump losing his grip on some traditionally red states and now trump who usually brags about big wins seeming to acknowledge he might not score a
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victory. >> he said what a waste of time if we don't pull this off. the northeast is reeling from a wave of strong storms. we want you to take a look at this. drivers in worcester, massachusetts, trying to navigate flooded roads. you can see the water taking over the streets and seeping into buildings even. >> and with flash flood warnings posted some places saw over 7 inches of rain in a single day so what's still ahead? rob joins us now with the latest. hey, rob. >> this has been a painfully slow-moving system running into that unusual october heat and that warm air holds more water, comes down sometimes in the form of rain and in some spots it's been coming down way too fast. overnight, powerful storms pounding the northeast. heavy rain turning streets into rivers. the system already blamed for one death. a gasoline pipeline also rupturing threatening waterways. new hampshire, massachusetts, rhode island and pennsylvania taking the brunt of it. in massachusetts, residents being told to keep off the
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roads. cars trapped in high waters. >> somebody just yells, the cars outside are flooding. >> reporter: more than half a foot of rain forcing evacuations in pennsylvania washing away at least three homes. >> to see a three-story home turned to rubbage, rubble, it's a shame. >> reporter: meanwhile, emergency crews still scrambling after a gasoline pipe ruptured early friday. 54,000 gallons of gasoline spilling into waterways. pennsylvania governor tom wolf ordering the national guard to help in the recovery efforts as state agencies respond to the leak. nearby residents smelling the gasoline coming out of the water. >> it's alarming. you know, it's alarming to be smelling gas that strong. >> they have shut down the water treatment plant near millton as a precaution and have backup water supplies for now until they have that wholly resolved. the front is now pushing through but still have rain on the back side of this so kind of a soggy
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saturday. even so in pittsburgh, western p.,really getting hit hard with this. the rain very slow to move out of there so we'll see this linger through the afternoon, eventually ending from west to east, but behind this strengthening low will be some windy conditions and, look, even some snow at the higher elevations by later on tonight, the adirondacks, the white and green mountains of vermont and new hampshire will see a dusting if not several inches begin to pile up so the leaves that have been beautiful will be coming down. because of the winds that will be cranking, wind gusts over 40 miles an hour through the day today and into tonight so hold on to your hats. cold air coming in behind this. more about that in ten minute. >> busy and nasty on the east coast. all right, rob, thank you. let's turn to politics and the race for president. "your voice, your vote," the candidates targeting key battleground states this morning with 17 days to go before the election. donald trump is making a final push rallying for a rebound as polls show him lagging behind hillary clinton. for her part she's looking for a swing state sweep. abc's mary bruce is in our washington bureau with the very latest on the campaign trail. mary, good morning. >> reporter: good morning.
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well, the candidates this morning are entering the final phase. hillary clinton is reaching out key independent voters while donald trump is still hoping for a come-from-behind win. >> your government betrayed you. and i'm going to make it right. get out and vote. >> reporter: this morning, donald trump is kicking off his sprint to the finish but acknowledges he may lose. >> and we're going to do this for another 19 days and then i don't know what kind of shape i'm in but i'll be happy and at least i will have known win, lose or draw, i will be happy with myself. >> reporter: as his path to the presidency narrow, trump is pulling out all the stops, for the first time going after michelle obama, one of the country's most popular figures. >> we have a president, all he wants to do is campaign. his wife, all she wants to do is campaign. >> reporter: making her closing argument, clinton is trying to broaden her reach. >> i know you may still have
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questions for me, i respect that. i want to answer them. i want to earn your vote. i am reaching out to all americans, democrats, republicans, independents. >> reporter: and she's slamming trump for refusing to say if he'll accept the election results. >> he is threatening our democracy. >> reporter: clinton and her top surrogates are out in force. vice president biden is eager to take on trump literally. >> the press always asks me, don't i wish i were debating him. no, i wish we were in high school, i could take him behind the gym. that's what i wish. >> reporter: trump's campaign manager punched back on twitter writing "had trump said this, it would be hair-on-fire-breaking news with violence and bully trending." now, the candidates will be crisscrossing the battleground states from here on out. donald trump will be setting the tone for these final weeks in a speech today in historic gettysburg and hillary clinton is also in pennsylvania today reuniting on the campaign trail with her running mate tim kaine.
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paula. >> they are rounding third and heading for home. mary, thank you. and hillary clinton, meantime, hoping for a strong victory that will boost other democrats down ballot ready to capitalize on her momentum. her campaign is feeling so good about this map, they're now targeting red states, some that haven't turned blue in decades and abc's devin dwyer is here with a look at the republican states in play. devin, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, paula. donald trump's path to the white house, as you said, is shrinking fast. just take a look at our latest abc news race ratings here. you see the states in red. we project donald trump to win the states in blue, hillary clinton to win. that would put her well above the 270 electoral votes she'd need to win the presidency. in fact, democrats are so confident they're talking about and spending money in states that until recently had been die-hard republican. take a look. arizona, texas, georgia, even utah, a toss-up state in our ratings. the clinton team has their
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sights on all of these states. republicans say all of this is wishful thinking, paula, but the polls there are close. >> hard to believe utah is a toss-up state. okay, so what is clinton's edge in the battleground states mean for republicans attempting to keep control of the senate. >> reporter: there is real worry about a so-called trump effect in some of those races. democrats need just four or five seats to take control of the senate. they are hammering republicans like senator marco rubio of florida, kelly ayotte of new hampshire, richard burr of north carolina for their ties to trump and it could be a toss-up and those republican incumbents are vulnerable. >> could you expound a little bit more on the turnout, devin? i know voting is under way. who has the edge so far? >> reporter: yeah, people are voting. the numbers coming in this morning, the latest numbers 4.9 million americans at least have already voted. we don't know how they voted but based on party registration and other data, experts see positive signs for clinton in florida and north carolina. trump doing pretty well in ohio and iowa. >> thanks very much for the breakdown, devin. and also joining us from
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washington is abc news political contributor kristen soltis anderson. kristen, on average trump is about six points behind clinton nationally. historically has any candidate come back to win after being behind so far this close to election day? >> this kind of comeback is pretty rare when it comes to presidential elections but donald trump did write the book, art of the comeback. he often points to that election where ronald reagan about this time according to gallop's polling was down by about six points in mid-october but bear in mind that this is an incredibly polarized election. in abc's poll that came out this week you had nine out of ten clinton supporters who say they're with clinton. you had nine out of ten trump supporters who said, i'm with trump. people don't seem to think they're going to change their mind barring some huge event, so right now trump has a very uphill battle ahead of him. >> kristen, good morning to you. we just heard from devin, so four or five spots to regain the senate for the democrats. we know there are several senate races, but which one should we
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really be keeping an eye on? >> i'm really keeping an eye on north carolina. that's a state that should be a red state. it was a state that mitt romney won but in north carolina not only do you have a clinton lead, you have a governor's race there where the republican governor is facing a tough re-election. and so you have senator richard burr, the republican, who is very slightly ahead in the polls right now. but that's one of those races that if there's a big clinton wave, a big democratic wave, he could be one of those that wasn't expected to be a seat that was in play a few months ago, but that could get taken out if the trump wave is big enough. >> kristen, on that point for independents or even republicans that may vote for hillary clinton, how does the gop try to keep them loyal to their senate and congressional candidates in other races, or is it really just up to the candidate? >> it has a lot to do i think with this message that says, if hillary clinton is going to be the president, then don't you need a republican congress to balance her out? in abc's polling, they asked people, if hillary clinton is going to be president, would you rather have a democratic congress that will pass her
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agenda or a republican congress that will be a sort of check on her? and by 53-40, people preferred that republican legislature to be a check on her. so i expect you'll start to hear that message from folks in these states where if they suspect some folks will vote for clinton but they'll want to have her balanced out. >> kristen, you are a pollster. we also know that trump's campaign manager, kellyanne conway, is a pollster, as well. so she's got to be having some closed door honest conversations with her boss. what is she telling him r ining now? >> i think she's got to be telling him you need to focus on the states you can actually win. trump's campaign has really been built for awhile on the idea that he was going to dramatically change the map. pick up states that republicans never had a chance at winning before. but as that path has narrowed he needs to spend time having as many rallies as he can exciting his supporters in states like ohio, states like florida, states he realistically could pull off rather than focusing on some of these other states that are a bit more of a reach. >> that's why his schedule is booked from here on out till the
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election. kristen soltis anderson, thanks for joining us this saturday morning. >> thanks for having me. and a reminder, abc news will have you covered with all the latest developments from now until election day. you can download the abc news app if you haven't already and get live streaming breaking news reports from the campaign trail and tom llamas as well who can on the campaign trail every day except today. >> every single day even sort of today. let's turn to the other big story. the other big story the wave of large-scale cyberattacks which blocked people from using major websites like amazon, netflix and twitter. this map, take a look, showing the spots around the world most heavily affected by the internet outages showing you just how widespread the attacks were. eva pilgrim is here with how devices in your home like dvrs, surveillance camera, even thermostats may have kept you from accessing popular sites. eva, good morning. >> reporter: tom, a massive widespread internet shutdown by a group called the new world hackers. they're now claiming they did it. these hackers using unoing regular people like you and me to carry it out getting into your home and you can't even see
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them. how? by sneaking in through wi-fi connected devices. it started with twitter, then spotify and netflix went dark. hundreds of your favorite websites suddenly offline following a massive cyberattack friday. from 6:00 a.m. on the east coast until late into the night, wave after wave of the impacts blocked access across the globe. >> someone is sending so much junk traffic to a particular site that legitimate traffic can't get through. >> reporter: according to a 2014 report, service attacks similar to this one could cost companies anywhere from $20,000 to $100,000 each hour their sites are down. friday's attack choked access to shopping giants amazon and ebay among others for nearly 11 hours. >> criminal enterprises have access to tools that can cause significant damage. smoking guns are hard to find in the physical world.
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smoking keyboards are even harder to find in the cyberdomain. >> reporter: this morning, the fbi is investigating the widespread cyberassault and whether so-called smart devices in millions of american homes could have been used to launch the attack. turning wi-fi connected devices like refrigerators, printers, doorbells and dvrs into a massive zombie network ready to do the hacker's bidding. >> the bad guys are exploiting good technology so they're hijacking legitimate sites to be part of their army. >> reporter: if you're worried your devices could be infected simply disconnect, reboot and change your password before reconnecting to your wi-fi, also make sure you have the latest update so you aren't missing any critical security patches that make you vulnerable. but, guys, people are really worried. this is just the first in a series of attacks like this. >> and you live in our society. we are a wireless society like you said. doorbells, security cameras. >> you don't think about. >> they got into the baby
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monitors too, i heard, was one of the things affected. that's really scary. >> especially young kids at home. >> little baby. >> thanks, eva. we want to send things to ron claiborne for a look at the other headlines. good morning, dr. ron. >> good morning to you, dr. paula. >> i'm not a doctor. >> dr. tom and dr. marciano. good morning, everyone. we're going to begin overseas iraq. 24 hours of fighting in the town of kirkuk as the u.n. reports that hundreds of iraqi families are being forced in mosul to be used as human shields, this as we learn of the identity of the first u.s. service member killed in the fighting, navy chief petty officer jason finan from anaheim, california. he was working with an iraqi explosives disposal unit when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb. that happened on thursday. here in the u.s. federal prosecutors revealing what they call the largest theft of classified government documents in u.s. history. they say former national security agency contractor hal martin irrec co-ably compromised, their words, the
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nation's security by stealing over a 20-year period an astonishing 500 million pages of the country's most sensitive documents. friday a judge denied him bail. a chlorine cloud caused by an accident at a chemical plant sends dozens of people to the hospital. a potentially dangerous cloud smothered the town of atchison for about two hours, and children sent home from school and residents advised to stay indoors until it dissipated. and in oregon searchers are looking for a missing hiker near the columbia river gorge. police say 21-year-old anna schmidt hasn't been seen since last sunday and she was reported missing wednesday after her mother flew in to portland to go on a hiking trip with her and realized that no one had seen her. schmidt is the daughter of a member of the utah based music group, the piano guys. ontario, california, in ontario outside of l.a., a massive fire at a recycling plant. large clouds of black smoke filled the sky as the fire spread across some nearby train tracks. firefighters though were able to control the blaze, nobody was
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hurt. and the cause of that is under investigation. and finally, a surprise guest at the podium in the white house press room. >> mr. president, do you you think the cubs will win? >> i feel very confident that clayton kershaw is a great pitcher but got too many sticks. got too many sticks. >> no, that's not the president. it's actually actor bill murray rooting for the chicago cubs. he's at the white house to meet with the real president. murray is being honored at the kennedy center tomorrow. >> the real president is a white sox fan, we should say. >> but apparently he was wearing cubs gear yesterday which is kind of weird if you're a white sox fan. >> for chicago. >> that's odd. that's odd. south side, north side. >> it's not odd says the yankee fan who could never find in his heart to cheer for the mets, right? >> h>> how is the weather? >> i'm going to change gears here. take a look at this. it's a beautiful shot. i took this a couple of weeks ago up in northeast vermont. lake willoughby, a great hike.
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mt. pisgah.acier carve running h the granite. speck stack -- speck spectacula. temperature, 60 degrees in boston. they will drop tonight and temperature will feel like 30s in new york city, 35 for a windchill. 35 in buffalo. down in the 40s in atlanta. record heat across southern california. getting back to near normal conditions into the 70s. that's a look at the national outlook, here's the local forecast. >> reporter: out west is what we had last week. temperatures are in the 40s and 50s and wet weather in the suburbs and south jersey this morning. as we look at the commodor barry bridge, as we go live on sky6
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live hd. damp and gloomy, 56 degrees, morning showers afternoon clouds and leftover drizzle and very windy. ook at the forecast for the winter. three-month outlook coming up in about 10, 15 minutes. >> they can't get it right a week from now but they're going to tell us -- >> thanks for that vote of confidence. >> stop that. >> we got to check out the weather in ohio shortly because we have the world series coming up, guys so check this out. cleveland fans are so excited their team is heading to the world series, they're going above and beyond when it comes to showing their appreciation for the rookie pitcher. his performance helped clinch the team spot and tons of them saying thank you by rewarding m pitcher ryan merritt is adjusting to life as a hero after securing cleveland's spot in the world series earlier this week. >> the cleveland indians are
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going to the world series. >> reporter: the 24-year-old who was called up to the majors just two weeks before the life-changing game along with his fiancee was instantly rewarded by his grateful new fans. >> you know, at first i thought it was all a joke. >> it's just the last thing we expected to happen from all this. >> reporter: after hearing broadcasters announce the couple's engagement during wednesday night's game, superfan matt guthrie stepped up to the plate with a plan to track down the future mr. and mrs mrs. merritt's wedding registry teaming up with fellow fans to buy everything on it. >> i think ryan merritt earned all those presents with his game five performance. >> reporter: from pillows to gift cards, towels and bath mats, the eternally thankful knocked item after item out of the park. >> i really wasn't that surprised that cleveland fans responded the way they did and you know that's what cleveland fans do. >> reporter: merritt says he's blown away by the generosity but now he's got a new challenge to face. >> i hope there's some things left for my friends to buy, you know.
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>> i mean i think the friends are good. he's good and so are the cleveland indians and the fans, you know, what a great story there. i mean, they haven't -- the last appearance they made at the world series. >> 1948. >> well -- >> that's when they won. >> but they haven't won since '48. >> the last appearance was '97. they fell to the marlins and then, hey, we could be seeing the cubs and -- >> could be the dodgers. >> could be the dodgers. >> it's the cubs. >> could be an underdog -- >> paula. coming up on "gma" the nfl telling giants kicker josh brown to stay off the field while the league reviews documents about his alleged abuse of his ex-wife. what the nfl is saying about re-opening the investigation and whether his football career could be over. plus, could an ingredient in red wine help balance a woman's hormones? hmm. the answer in our weekend download. we'll be right back. "good morning america" is brought to you by benefiber healthy shape. this, you can do. t there's so m. here's how benefiber® works.
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and we want to welcome you back to "gma" on this saturday morning. and happening right now, final push. the candidates are hot on the campaign trail as the clock keeps on ticking just 17 days until election day. donald trump rallying supporters trying to turn the tide in the campaign. lashing out at hillary clinton and the obamas, hillary clinton making the play for battleground states, meantime, trying to turn red states blue. also right now, foiled attack. british authorities say a terror plot targeting london's subway system was uncovered after a suspicious device was found on a train. a 19-year-old man who they believe planned more attacks is now under arrest. and a surfing first, six women are gearing up for this year's elite titans of mavericks competition in the bay area. it's the first time female athletes will participate
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in the big wave contest. organizers announcing the change on facebook saying six women, one hour, $30,000 on the line. the smallest wave, 20 feet high. >> what's the largest? >> i don't know, 80. >> did you just -- >> i just made that up. >> i confirm that. >> just want to let you know we just made that up. but first on this saturday, the latest on the new revelations involving giants placekicker josh brown who admitted to abusing his wife in handwritten journals which have just surfaced. >> a lot of people talking go this story, now placed on paid leave while the team gets ready for a big game in london so will he ever take the field again? abc's ryan smith has been following the story and joins us with more. good morning, ryan. >> reporter: good morning, tom and paula. the nfl now re-opening an investigation into giants kicker josh brown claiming they never knew about those past admissions of abuse but the sheriff in charge of investigating brown criminally claiming the league should have handled it differently from the start. new york giant josh brown sidelined until further notice amidst the release of a trove of documents showing repeated abuse of his then wife molly.
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in a scandal rocking the nfl, these revelations stemming from this domestic incident in may of 2015 heard in these 911 calls. >> 911, what are you reporting? >> um, my husband is really upset right now. >> reporter: that cry for help from molly brown, josh brown arrested for domestic violence that night but charges never filed and the league suspended him for just one game. at the time, brown indicating it was a one-time incident. >> was that an isolated incident? >> it was just a moment. >> reporter: but in this 165-page document it's clear molly's cry for help occurred more than once. ms. brown claims she suffered over 20 instances of physical violence at the hands of her then husband over several years. and police now revealing photos like this one, which shows a bruise on her thigh and brown's own mea culpas like this e-mail to friends, "i
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became an abuser and hurt molly physically, emotionally and verbally." on friday commissioner roger goodell calling for patience as the league re-evaluates the case. >> what we want to do is get the facts and when we get the facts we'll aggressively pursue that. >> reporter: the league saying it was unaware of these details when suspending brown. overnight sending this letter to brown obtained by abc news forbidding him to practice or attend games while reviewing his case to determine whether further action is necessary. but according to the sheriff's department, which initially arrested brown for domestic violence, the nfl failed in its first round of gathering facts. >> first of all, they probably should have called us. but that's really neither here nor their. their mistake was trying to lay this off on the sheriff's office. >> all right, ryan, so the sheriff's office is saying the nfl should have called. why didn't the nfl do more to investigate? >> well, they said they did and they said they called repeatedly and they said they sent e-mails and said they asked for these documents. there was a public records request but couldn't identify exactly who they were but they're saying the sheriff's
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talk right now is a bit disingenerous and that at every turn they tried to get the information, but the police said no go. when that happens it becomes hard to ascertain what happened according to them. >> we were talking about this during the break. players who commit domestic violence are subject to a six-game penalty. so, why did he only get one game? >> for the nfl they'll look at this as almost a perfect storm of disinformation, right. they couldn't get the information. they allegedly tried to talk to the wife. she wouldn't speak to them. she's been traumatized by this document release. by the way, she wants to put this behind her. so, without that, they couldn't corroborate the charges. so, for them it becomes a situation where we don't have the information so we might -- we have the ability to depart down from those six games depending on what the situation is. but, remember, he's never been charged in any of this so part of their analysis might have been, well, if there's no charges, we can't corroborate, we can't get the information, what we we do? we might have to get them less, but that's not going to get them off the hook, remember, the nfl is under a microscope on
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domestic violence charges. a lot cold and windy, gusts over 20 miles per hour, wind will play a part in the game. frost advisories across the midwest. 38 degrees in chicago, 3 in birmingham. la nina type of jet stream will keep things buckled up north. dry across the south, drought across the southwest and the southeast. northwest getting a storm. here's a look at the local forecast. >> reporter: all right, good morning everyone, i'm meteorologist chris sowers with this accuweather update. rain is falling across south jersey. that will continue until the midday hour, windy and chilly,
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highs around 56. is michigan playing? >> illinois. >> illinois. >> good luck. >> i know. i think they'll stay undefeated. i say they're going all the way. coming up, the couple whose home improvement job went nowhere after they forked over the money. >> it's the abc news fixer to the rescue. plus, how to make sure their experience doesn't happen to you. stay with us. scalpel. i have no idea what i'm doing. i'm just a tv doctor. i never went to college. (scream) i don't do blood. but now, thanks to cigna, i can do more than just look the part. is that a foot? we are the tv doctors of america. and we're partnering with cigna to help save lives. by getting you to a real doctor for an annual check-up. so go, know, and take control of your health. doctor poses.
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looks like it's out of an '80s movie and needs some help. >> reporter: victoria found the guy to trach on the bad bar m e makeover. >> this aaron heineman, founder of the heineman bar company. >> reporter: the builder aaron heineman of "epic bar builds" came to their home. >> he's taken notes and drawn like little sketch designs. we wrote out a check immediately for the $4,000. >> reporter: and then nothing. >> two weeks turned into a month turned into six weeks turned into two month, three months and $4,000 is a lot of dough. >> reporter: jerry and victoria demanded their money back but instead of a refund they got excuses for six months. >> we realized he just wasn't going to give us the money back. it was a slow, painful realization. >> reporter: could stephanie zimmermann, the abc news fixer, shake things up? our fixer reached out to aaron heineman who blamed money problems and promised stephanie he'd pay them back in two weeks. he didn't.
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eight months passed then the fixer finally reached him the old-fashioned way by letter reminding him that abc was still on the case. >> aaron heineman just quick paid us $2,000 and then all of a sudden it was like two weeks later it was another thousand. sure enough, a couple weeks later the final thousand dollars came in. there's no way we were getting that money without the fixer. >> reporter: with their money back, jerry and victoria finally feel at home once again. this saga brings some important advice, besides checking references and getting everything in writing -- >> pay as little as possible up front. never make the final payment until everything is done and you're happy. >> both: it's fixed. thanks, abc news fixer. >> all right, great tips from stephanie. if you have a consumer problem for the abc news fixer, you can find stephanie at she's already recovered $1.8 million for frustrated customers. maybe she'll fix your problem right here on "gma."
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it basically means fewer drugs and had good live birth outcomes, savings of over $7,000 per live birth and for egg freezing, a company called prelude fertility combining a four-step process, egg freezing, embryo creation, genetic testing and single embryo transfer for $199 a month. they're really trying to bring it more mainstream and shift that paradigm from infertility to fertility. >> every woman's ears were perking up when they heard that a compound in wine that could help women struggling with a particular disorder. >> right, so don't start drinking so much wine yet but we're talking about a compound known as resveratrol and a hormonal condition called pcos, polycystic ovarian syndrome, which can affect fertility and can cause high testosterone, and a new study shows that women who took 1500 milligrams a test lowered the testosterone levels but interesting finding. >> a new study about pregnancy and outcomes. >> yep, a study show s ths that
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healthy obese women had poor pregnancy outcomes for themselves and baby is a powerful reminder that good nutrition and avoiding obesity before and during pregnancy is very important for mother and baby. >> that's why you wrote your book "eat this, not that when you're expecting." always great to have you in studio. >> thank you. a sweet edition of "pop news" that's coming up. stick with us, everybody. so when my asthma symptoms kept coming back on my long-term control medicine. i talked to my doctor and found a missing piece in my asthma treatment with breo. once-daily breo prevents asthma symptoms. breo is for adults with asthma not well controlled on a long-term asthma control medicine, like an inhaled corticosteroid. breo won't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden breathing problems. breo opens up airways to help improve breathing for a full 24 hours. breo contains a type of medicine that increases the risk of death from asthma problems and may increase the risk of hospitalization in children and adolescents. breo is not for people whose asthma is well controlled on a long-term asthma control medicine, like an inhaled corticosteroid.
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"good morning america" is brought to you by walgreens. at the corner of happy and healthy. >> time now for the best part of this show, "pop news" and rachel is here. >> well, thank you, tom. let's get right to it, guys. all right. first up prince, his vault of music is officially open. warner brothers announcing plans to release a 40-track album sharing sounds of the rocker's vast collection. "prince 4ever" will feature a previously unreleased track
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recorded back in 1982 called "moonbeam levels." now, fans may have heard this song before after frequent leaks and a cover by elvis costello but this is the first time we'll hear the song on a studio album and it will debut november 22nd. incredible. >> cool. >> looking forward to hearing that. all right, so, move over, billy dee williams. a new lando is coming to a galaxy far, far away. dmrofr glover has been capped to play the role of him in the upcoming "star wars" spin-off about young han solo. the untitled film will show an unseen side of lando as a young scoundrel on the rise and it's slated for a 2018 release and, of course, the director has already said to donald, i apologize for making your comic-con experience like essentially a nightmare because he's going to be in high demand. >> two years away. >> i know, i know, but people already anticipating it as are we. next up, miss robin roberts. you know her, we love her. right?
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i love her to pieces. check this out. she was on "ellen," her talk show, to talk about breast cancer awareness month. now the two chatted about a number of things including how she's championing for a breast cancer cure. take a look. >> i cannot wait, and it's going to happen. it's going to happen. we're going to go, remember when people got cancer, remember when people talked about cancer. remember when they would have a month about that, it's going to be in our rearview mirror. it has to be. yeah, yeah. >> what a lady. >> look at her go. robin. >> quite a racket. >> nice serve. >> but to raise about $20,000 towards the breast cancer research fund. that's not all she's been up to. she's joined cleveland cavaliers star, lebron james and his wife as they christened the goodyear wingfoot 2 blimp in ohio. busy lady as always. >> nice. >> you know what, nobody -- >> always on the map. >> robin's message is always, you make your mess your message, nobody does it better than her.
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platform for good. >> and she's terrific ambassador for abc. we're so proud to have her. >> absolutely. halloween is a holiday for kids or is it, guys? a national confectioners' survey reveries more than 70% of adults admitted they get a part of their kids' candy stash. >> that's higher. >> yeah, the other 30% are not admitting it. 47% say distributing the loot for the household, 90% claim the halloween candy is a time to teach their youngsters about healthy eating, moderation and, of course, and here you can't talk about halloween without bringing in a little candy. >> thank you, rachel. >> from hershey's. >> whenever my kids go to a house that has a reese 's peanut butter cup my kids will send him back so they can get him a reese's peanut butter cup. >> what is the white one? >> new kit kat. white chocolate. >> i don't know what you want. you said pass it over. >> hershey's bar. >> okay, there's a hershey's bar. >> thank you. >> rob, you get it. >> don't throw. please. we're going off the rails. >> tom, are you coming back
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tomorrow? >> i'm back tomorrow. >> i think we'll all be back tomorrow. you'll be here tomorrow as well. thank you for joining us this saturday on "good morning america." make it a great weekend, everybody. >> i'm gray hall. coming up next on "action news" at 9:00 a.m. hillary clinton and donald trump bring their campaigns to the philadelphia area this weekend. plus, philadelphia police shoot a man and some of the bullets hit a library. it is your chance to clear out your medicine cabinet. we'll explain. those stories and a chilly rainy
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priorities usa action saturday, october 22 i'm gray hall. here's some of the stories we're following on "action news." closing arguments 17 days from the election, hillary clinton makes her pitch to voters in philadelphia tonight. donald trump laid out his agenda
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in bucks county last night. let's make a deal, there is a compromise ending that strike by thousands of professors at 14-state run university in pennsylvania. winds of change, sky6 live hd looking live at the flag whipping in the wind in the fall air. seven inches of rain from the same storm system washed away roads and homes in other parts of pennsylvania. the devastation happened in hills grove, sullivan county. 130 miles to the north. one person was killed when creeks and rivers spilled over their banks leaving places partially under water. too early to tell how much damage the storm caused. chris sowers has the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast goodbye 80s hello to the cool


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